Profile America: Summer Food Favorites: Grilling, Hot Dogs & Ice Cream

Grilling Sausage, Kielbasa and Franks with Albert’s Meats. (YouTube)

Friday, July 13th. A number of special observances are held in July — three of them qualify as summer food favorites. It’s not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and, since 1984, National Ice Cream Month.

Whether we call them frankfurters or just plain hot dogs, Americans eat some 7 billion of them during the summer months. While more hot dogs are consumed during the season, they are popular year-round — part of nearly $51 billion of processed meats sold in the United States each year.

And when it comes to ice cream, we especially savor the cold treat during the summer and scoop it out all year long. Americans consume a per capita average of over 23 pounds of frozen dairy products annually.

You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online.

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